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23 August 2010 ~ 2 Comments

Heart in Europe in 2011?

Red Velvet Car 2011

Red Velvet Car 2011

CD: What can we expect next, from Heart?

Ann Wilson: When the album comes out, we, of course, will be doing some touring to support it. I’ve heard them talking about us going to Europe in the new year, and spreading the word around about Red Velvet Car and ourselves. I think Nancy and I in the future might record an album just the two of us. And we each have our various things we like to do. We like to be home, and just be people. I see more of the same: more playing, more singing, more writing. Just more living in the world.

More at KURB FM

*fingers crossed*

Thanx to Nikayla!


21 August 2010 ~ 5 Comments

Japanese Red Velvet Car will have a 13th track

Red Velvet Car

Red Velvet Car

Google Translate reveals a September 22nd release of the 13 track CD. “Japanese edition released in the format of the additional 13 songs from the board one more song in Europe!”. This information was found on CDJapan.

Google Translate also tells us that the 13th track is “Listening“. Or at least: that´s what it translates into. It´s unlikely that the translation should actually be “In the Cool”. Thus: this could be the lost 14th song! 13 have been accounted for: 10 standard tracks, “Bootful of Beer”, “Closer to the sun” and “In The Cool”.

UPDATE: I have confirmation “Listening” is a song from the “Red Velvet Car” sessions!

Tracklist according to Google Translate:

1. ゼア・ユーゴー There Hugo
2. 2. WTF WTF
3. 3. レッド・ヴェルヴェット・カー Red Velvet Car
4. 4. クイーン・シティ Queen City
5. 5. ヘイ・ユー Hey You
6. 6. ホイールズ Wheels
7. 7. サフロニアズ・マーク Mark Safuroniazu
8. 8. デス・ヴァレー Death Valley
9. 9. サンフラワー Sunflower
10. 10. サンド Sand
11. 11th. ブートフル・オブ・ビアー (ボーナストラック) Butofuru of Beer (Bonus Track)
12. 12. クローサー・トゥ・ザ・サン (ボーナストラック) Closer to the Sun (Bonus Track)
13. 13. リスニング (ボーナストラック) Listening (Bonus Track)

21 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Seattle artist Jesse Higman finds the “grille” of his dreams in new Heart cd

RVC artwork by Jesse Higman

RVC artwork by Jesse Higman

Seattle artist Jesse Higman, recipient of a 2009 Mayor’s Arts Award, has designed the album cover for Heart’s new disc, “Red Velvet Car.” The band’s first studio album in six years is due Aug. 31. More from this article at GeneStout.com

21 August 2010 ~ 1 Comment

“Hey You” & “WTF” live from Raleigh

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WTF, Raleigh August 14th 2010, from Red Velvet Car

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Hey You, Raleigh August 14th 2010, from Red Velvet Car

to see more from this show or watch it in HD (a real treat!), go to Castromusicfreak´s channel on YouTube

20 August 2010 ~ 1 Comment

Concert Review from Raleigh

Red Velvet Car tour 2010

Red Velvet Car tour 2010

[…] What was about to happen next is one of those events that you feel honored to have experienced. At that point, we were taken to church by the Wilson sisters as they graced the crowd with a cover of the Who classic “Love Reign O’er Me”. Now, I am a Who fan and had even talked on Face Book with a fellow writer about the exact same song earlier in the day. To add to the irony of it all is the fact that I was even wearing a Who shirt that evening! What proceeded to happen over the next six minutes was nothing short of spiritual. The power of Ann’s voice delivering the poetic words of Pete Townsend’s masterpiece from Quadrophenia. That, combined with the superb musicianship supplied by the band, created one of the strongest musical moments that I think I have ever witnessed live.

More from this review by Revolution Magazine

20 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Rolling Stone review of Red Velvet Car

Red Velvet Car

Red Velvet Car

Heart 3 1/2 stars
Red Velvet Car Sony Legacy

The barracudas are back – and at the top of their game

Everybody has a favorite incarnation of Heart – the acoustic hippie troubadour sisters of “Crazy on You”? The arena-rock warriors of “Barracuda”? The bustier-clad glitter queens of “Nothin’ at All”? For some fans, Heart’s finest moment might be right now, as the Wilson sisters keep making good music years after their classic-rock peers have faded away. On “Red Velvet Car,” producer Ben Mink helps them craft their folkiest tunes since “Dog and Butterfly.” Ann and Nancy stay on the mellow side in reflective ballads such as “There You Go.” But in “WTF” and the hometown Seattle tribute “Queen City,” these barracudas still draw buckets of blood.

Rob Sheffield

Key Tracks: “Red Velvet Car,” “Queen City”

Be sure to grab your copy of the new September 2nd Rolling Stone to read the interview with Heart!

Thanx to GW for sending it in!

20 August 2010 ~ 0 Comments

Heart on The Today Show on August 31st

Red Velvet Car

Heart Will Be In New York Release Week To Appear on The Today Show, Fox & Friends, ShopNBC and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

“WTF” and “Hey You” Seeing Success at Radio

Los Angeles, California, August 19, 2010

With anticipation mounting for Heart´s August 31 release of their first new studio album in six years, Red Velvet Car, Heart is seeing success on the road and at radio with their singles “WTF” and “Hey You” seeing increased airplay on AC, AAA and Classic Rock stations across the country. Ann and Nancy Wilson will be in New York City in support of their new release and will be appearing on several national television shows including: “Fox & Friends” (9/1), “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” (9/2), “The Today Show” (8/31), and “ShopNBC” (8/29). Appearances on “The Joy Behar Show” will air on August 25 and on NPR´s “Weekend Edition” on September 4.

“The barracudas are back and at the top of their game.” (Rolling Stone, September 2, 2010)

“Aggressive, Delicate and Enduring” (New York Times, August 4, 2010)

“Red Velvet Car, to be released by Sony Music´s Legacy Recordings, boasts an evolved sound that doesn’t pander to the iPod generation. The women of Heart have strong stories to tell through the music.” (The Virginian-Pilot, August 13, 2010)

Like all Heart albums, Red Velvet Car rocks hard but also has a deep acoustic side. Nancy Wilson has long been known to play her acoustic guitar with rock ferocity. This time an abundance of resonant acoustic instruments (guitars, mandolin, dobro, banjo, fiddle, viola, cello, and autoharp), played by Nancy Wilson and the album´s producer, Ben Mink, are showcased in Heart´s unique style. Nine of the album’s songs were written for, and appear for the first time on Red Velvet Car. The album’s closer, “Sand,” is a newly recorded version of a song originally written and recorded by the Lovemongers, Ann and Nancy’s 1990’s acoustic side project. The release of Red Velvet Car heralds Legacy’s forthcoming reissues of the classic Heart catalog in new physical and digital editions.

Ann Wilson and her younger sister, Nancy Wilson, first showed the world that women can rock when their band Heart stormed the charts in the ’70s with hits like “Crazy on You”, “Magic Man”, “Barracuda”, “Straight On”, “Even It Up”, “Kick It Out” and so many more. Not only did the Wilson sisters lead the band, they wrote the songs, and played the instruments too, making them the first women in rock to do so. Heart continued topping the charts through the ´80s and into the ´90s with huge hits like “These Dreams”, “Alone”, “What About Love”, “If Looks Could Kill”, “Never” and a string of other hits that showcased the sisters´ enormous talents as both musicians and singers. Along the way, Heart sold more than 30 million records, had 21 top 40 hits, sold out arenas worldwide, and had a profound influence on rock music.

Set Your Recorders! HEART on Television (Check your local listings for times that are not shown)
Wed. 08/25 – Behind The Music Remastered – HEART VH1 Classic 5pm PST
Wed. 08/25 – The Joy Behar Show HLN 6pm PST
Fri. 08/27 – HEART: Night at Sky Church VH1 Classic 9pm EST
Sun. 08/29 – ShopNBC
Tues. 08/31 – The Today Show
Wed. 09/01 – Fox & Friends
Thurs. 09/02 – Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Sat. 09/04 – NPR’s WeekendEdition